How to configure custom domain for Google blogspot blog

This tutorial provides step by step instructions for configuring a custom domain for a blog hosted on Google blogspot. After the setup is complete, you will be able to access your blogspot blog with custom domain and but blog will be still hosted on the Google Account (no need to spend money for hosting space).

In this example, we are going to see how to configure a website registered on GoDaddy account to a blogspot account.

Step 1: Login to your blogger account and create a new blogspot blog (if not already created).  

Click New Blog -> Enter the title and address for your blog -> Create blog

Step 2: Login to your GoDaddy Account.

Step 3: Then access the below URL.

Step 4: Now enter your custom domain name and click Confirm button.

Step 5: This should automatically update the DNS and other required settings on GoDaddy account and display the following confirmation page.

Step 6: Now login to blogger account and navigate to the blog settings page. The settings page can be accessed by clicking on the blog then the Settings button that is available on the left hand sidebar.


Step 7: Navihgate to Publishing section, click Add a custom domain link that is available below the blogspot domain name.

Step 8: Then click the Switch to advanced settings link.

Step 9: Now enter your custom domain eg:- and make sure to mark the check box with caption as Redirect <domainname>.com to www.<domainname>.com then click the save button.

Now you can still use blogger account to publish blog posts but access the blog with your custom domain name.

In Category: Blogging

Ravi Shankar

A Software developer and blogger who is always looking to provide technical help to the wider community.

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